Frances Margaret Thiem

Frances Margaret Thiem, 69, of Hitchcock passed away on Sunday, January 22, 2017. She was born on June 3, 1947 in Galveston, Texas to William and Frances Quested.

Frances was a lifelong resident of Hitchcock. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Hitchcock, former member of Altar Society and volunteered for the Catholic School and Little League.
She was a devoted grandmother to all her grandkids and she loved cooking for them and will always be remembered for Nonnie’s hands…

Frances is preceded in death by her parents, William and Frances Quested; mother-in-law and father-in-law Bonnie and John Thiem, brothers-in-law James “Chub” Thiem and Nick Marnelli and nephew John T. Grubb IV.
She is survived by her husband of 49 years, John Thiem of Hitchcock, two sons and daughters-in-law; John William Thiem, Jr. and Brenna of Hitchcock and Michael Joseph Thiem and Stephanie of Texas City; three sisters, Mary Ann Summers (Phil) of Hitchcock, Sarah Carner (Jim) of La Marque and Jennie Lee Thiem of Hitchcock; sister-in-law Loretta Marinelli, brother-in-law Stephen Thiem (Carlene), sister-in-law Stephanie Verkin (Rusty); six grandchildren; Taylor Elise Thiem, Hunter Reid Thiem, Georgi Lynn Thiem, Jayden Ann Thiem, Jaycee Ann Thiem and Grant William Thiem and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 from 5:00pm – 8:00pm at the James Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque. Funeral Mass will be at 10:00am on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Hitchcock, Texas with Father John Kappe officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery in Dickinson.
Pallbearers will be Phillip Summers, Erik Carner, Chad Carner, Scott Maxwell, Michael Wright and Steve Karmitsos. Honorary Pallbearers are Hunter Reid Thiem and Grant William Thiem.


  1. John, Mike and the rest of the Thiem family.. I very sorry to hear about your loss. This loss touches me in more ways that one, my mom and your mom went to school together. Your mom was always so fun to be around, always laughing. I remember our Bulldog days like it was yesterday. You all are in my prayers!

    Chris Rodriguez
  2. To all the family of Frances:

    Seems like yesterday we were all kids playing together on Calagna Rd. We were blessed to have had the Questeds as neighbors so many years ago. I always refer to them as my Italian sisters. Memories never leave and I will forever hold those precious memories in my heart. I know Frances will be missed by so many people. May God’s peace and comfort hold you all in His hands.
    Darla (Heckendorn) Hillman

    Darla Hillman
  3. Many condolences from our family to the family and friends of Frances Thiem. She will be surly missed but we know she will reap the rewards of heaven for her life here with us. Peace to all of you while you work through this difficult time, knowing you are loved and in many peoples prayers. Sorry we could not be there for you at the visitation tonight but know that we are praying for you and her.

    God bless,
    Deacon Alvin and Linda Lovelady

    Deacon Alvin Lovelady

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